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Re: testing upgrade = dog's breakfast

I probably was not clear about what happened. 

Prior to switching to testing, I was running Grub. Also, 
the frozen messages happened prior to the switch. It seems that exim3
and mutt did not play well together (thunderbird worked well, however.)
I was also running the 2.6.12 kernel as default under grub in stable.
The mouse worked perfectly with the 2.6.12 cursor in the stable

After the upgrade, lilo was the default loader (not my choice), and 
the 2.4.18b kernel was the only kernel built into lilo. This latter
kernel result was probably because lilo simply built a Linux stanza. 
The mouse worked perfectly under the 2.4.18b kernel. However, when I
added the stanza for the 2.6.12 kernel and booted, the mouse was
completely erractic. On a console I received messages about losing

My current plan is to rebuild a stable box and leave testing to the

Art Edwards

On Tue, May 09, 2006 at 10:24:59PM +0200, lee wrote:
> On Tue, May 09, 2006 at 11:35:42AM -0400, Greg Folkert wrote:
> > Well, if you had installed Sarge or Etch, they would have upgraded your
> > Exim v3 install to Exim v4. I've done the transition a couple of hundred
> > times, it has never failed me except on a hand crafted config.
> Neither Sarge, nor testing upgrade Exim3 to Exim4. Default on Sarge
> was Exim3 when I installed it, default on testing is Exim4. Since the
> configuration is much different between the two versions, it is _very
> good_ policy that Exim3 is not upgraded unless you do it yourselfe.
> A switch from lilo to grub is also not made in the upgrading process,
> but that's something I would whish to have an automatic upgrade for
> --- though that's probably difficult to do unless you stick to the
> kernel packages from the distribution instead of making your own
> kernel.
> You likewise get Cyrus 1.5 with Sarge. I don't know what it upgrades
> to when upgrading to testing, but imho it _should_ be upgraded to a
> more recent 1.5 only. Cyrus 2.x is much different from 1.5, and an
> upgrade is something that is definitely to be done manually, after
> reading the docs and, if possible, after having the upgrading tried
> out in a testing environment on a copy of the real data.
> GH
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